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CD Stereo System
Operating Instructions
The illustrations show SC-AK44.
Model No.
SC-AK44
SC-AK33
SC-AK22
SC-AK12
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these
instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
P
PC
RQT5621-4P
Table of contents
Dear customer
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions
carefully.
Before using
These operating instructions are applicable to the following system.
These operating instructions, however, fundamentally explain the operation of system SC-AK44.
Before using
Supplied accessories ..............................................
PRECAUTIONS ........................................................
Placement of speakers ............................................
Concerning the remote control ..............................
2
4
5
5
Battery installation .......................................................... 5
Correct method of use ................................................... 5
System
SC-AK44
SC-AK33
SC-AK22
SC-AK12
Main unit
SA-AK44
SA-AK33
SA-AK22
SA-AK12
Connections ............................................................. 6
Speakers
SB-AK44
SB-AK33
SB-AK22
SB-AK12
Basic connections (for supplied accessories) ................. 6
Optional antenna connections ........................................ 7
External unit connection ................................................. 7
The model number and serial number of this product can be
found on either the back or the bottom of the unit.
Please note them in the space provided below and keep for
future reference.
MODEL NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
User memo:
DATE OF PURCHASE
DEALER NAME
Front panel controls ................................................ 8
Turning the demo function off .............................. 10
Auto-off function .................................................... 10
Setting the time...................................................... 11
Convenient functions ............................................ 11
Radio operations
Listening to radio broadcasts ............................... 12
Presetting radio broadcasts ................................. 13
Compact disc operations
DEALER ADDRESS
TELEPHONE NUMBER
CAUTION!
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE
OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN
MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
Concerning compact discs ................................... 14
Listening to compact discs .................................. 15
Direct access play ........................................................ 16
Repeat play .................................................................. 16
Random play ................................................................ 16
Program play ............................................................... 17
To listen to special CDs and tracks
(CD Manager function) .............................................. 18
Cassette deck operations
Listening to tapes .................................................. 19
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR
PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO
RAIN, SPLASHING, DRIPPING OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK MATCH WIDE BLADE OF
PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Supplied accessories
Please check and identify the supplied
accessories.
Use numbers indicated in parentheses when
asking for replacement parts.
(Only for U.S.A.)
To order accessories contact 1-800-332-5368
or web site (http://www.panasonic.com).
AC power supply cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pc.
(RJA0065-A)
FM indoor antenna (RSA0006-J) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pc.
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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.:
Before recording (Deck 2 only) ............................
Tape-to-tape recording ..........................................
Recording from radio broadcasts ........................
Recording from compact discs ............................
20
21
22
23
To record special CDs and tracks
(CD Manager function) ............................................. 24
Sound quality/sound field operations
Using the built-in sound quality/
sound field settings ..........................................
Enhancing the sound quality ................................
Boosting the super woofer ...................................
Varying the sound quality with the manual
equalizer ............................................................
Varying the sound quality with
the acoustic image (Al) equalizer ....................
25
25
25
26
26
Timer operations
Using the timer ...................................................... 27
Using the play/record timer .......................................... 27
Using the sleep timer ................................................... 29
Reference
Using an external unit ........................................... 29
Troubleshooting guide .......................................... 30
Maintenance ........................................................... 30
Servicenter List (U.S.A.) ........................................ 31
Specifications ......................................... Back Cover
Product Service ...................................... Back Cover
CAUTION:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
¡Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
¡Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
¡Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
¡Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
Before using
Recording operations
Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user’s authority to operate this device.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
AM loop antenna
(RSA0029-L) .................. 1 pc.
Batteries ........... 2 pcs.
(R6, AA, UM-3)
Remote control transmitter .............................................. 1 pc.
•
SC-AK44:
(N2QAGB000004)
•
SC-AK33, SC-AK22, SC-AK12:
(Silver: N2QAGB000002)
(Black: N2QAGB000010)
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
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PRECAUTIONS
Before using this unit please read these operating instructions carefully.
Take special care to follow the warnings indicated on the unit itself as
well as the safety suggestions listed below.
Afterwards keep them handy for future reference.
Safety
Before using
1. Power Source —The unit should be connected to power supply
only of the type described in the operating instructions or as
marked on the unit.
2. Polarization—If the unit is equipped with a polarized AC power
plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), that plug will
fit into the AC outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the
plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the polarized plug.
3. Power Cord Protection—AC power supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them. Never take hold of the plug
or cord if your hand is wet, and always grasp the plug body
when connecting or disconnecting it.
4. Nonuse Periods—When the unit is not used, turn the power off.
When left unused for a long period of time, the unit should be
unplugged from the household AC outlet.
Installation
Environment
1. Outdoor Antenna Grounding—If an outside antenna is connected to the receiver, be sure the antenna system is grounded
so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1990, provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size
of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See figure below.
ANTENNA LEAD
IN WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC–NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
2. Water and Moisture—Do not use this unit near water—for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, swimming pool, or the like.
Damp basements should also be avoided.
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Placement
1. Ventilation—The unit should be situated so that its location or
position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. Allow 10
cm (4" ) clearance from the rear of the unit.
2. Foreign Material—Care should be taken so that objects do not
fall into and liquids are not spilled into the unit. Do not subject
this unit to excessive smoke, dust, mechanical vibration, or shock.
3. Magnetism—The unit should be situated away from equipment
or devices that generate strong magnetic fields.
4. Stacking—Do not place heavy objects, other than system components, on top of the unit.
5. Surface—Place the unit on a flat, level surface.
6. Carts and Stands—The unit should be used only
with a cart or stand that is recommended by the
manufacturer.
The unit and cart combination should be moved
with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the unit and cart combination to overturn.
7. Wall or Ceiling Mounting—The unit should not be mounted to
a wall or ceiling, unless specified in this operating instructions.
Maintenance
(See page 30 for details.)
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth lightly moistened with mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
Service
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
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3. Heat—The unit should be situated away from heat sources such
as radiators and the like.
It also should not be placed in temperatures less than 5°C (41°F)
or greater than 35°C (95°F).
4. Condensation—Moisture may form on the lens in the following
conditions...
• immediately after a heater has been turned on.
• in a steamy or very humid room.
• when the unit is suddenly moved from a cold environment to a
warm one.
If moisture forms inside this unit, it may not operate properly. To
correct this problem, turn on the power and wait about one hour
for the moisture to evaporate.
1. Damage Requiring Service —The unit should be serviced by
qualified service personnel when:
(a) The AC power supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
(b) Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the unit; or
(c) The unit has been exposed to rain; or
(d) The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
(e) The unit has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
2. Servicing —The user should not attempt to service the unit
beyond that described in the operating instructions. All other
servicing should be referred to an authorized service personnel.
For the address of an authorized servicenter:
In the U.S.A., call 1-800-211-7262, e-mail
consumerproducts@panasonic.com, or visit
www.panasonic.com
In Canada, call 905-624-5505 or visit www.panasonic.ca
Concerning the remote control
Listening caution
Battery installation
SC-AK33 SC-AK22 SC-AK12
SC-AK44
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to
consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of
your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound
come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or
distortion—and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive
hearing.
Before using
R6, AA, UM-3
R6, AA, UM-3
Insert the batteries observing the correct polarities (e, d).
We recommend you to avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level”
adapts to higher volumes of sound. So what sounds “normal” can
actually be loud and harmful to your hearing.
Guard against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE
your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and
clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage
or loss in the future. After all, we want you listening for a lifetime.
Placement of speakers
Use of batteries
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Mishandling of batteries can cause electrolyte leakage which can
damage items the fluid contacts and may cause a fire.
If electrolyte leaks from the batteries, consult your dealer.
Wash thoroughly with water if electrolyte comes in contact with any
part of your body.
Correct method of use
Remote control
signal sensor
Place the speakers so that the super woofer is on the outside.
SC-AK44
Super woofer
SC-AK33
Super woofer
Align the poles (+ and –) properly when inserting the batteries.
Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries.
Do not recharge ordinary dry cell batteries.
Do not heat or disassemble the batteries. Do not allow them to
contact flame or water.
Remove the batteries if the unit is not to be used for a long time.
Do not keep together with metallic objects such as necklaces.
Do not use rechargeable type batteries.
Do not use batteries if the covering has been peeled off.
30˚
Speakers are designed identically so that no left or right channel
orientation is necessary.S
Transmission
window
•
•
•
•
Notes
Keep your speakers at least 10 mm (13/32˝) away from the system for
proper ventilation.
• These speakers do not have magnetic shielding. Do not place them
near televisions, personal computers or other devices easily
influenced by magnetism.
• To avoid damage to the speakers, do not touch the speaker cones
if you have taken the nets off.
•
About 7 meters in front of
the signal sensor
Operation notes
SC-AK22
SC-AK12
30˚
Do not place obstacles between the remote control signal sensor
and remote control unit.
Do not expose the remote control signal sensor to direct sunlight or
to the bright light of a fluorescent light.
Take care to keep the remote control signal sensor and end of the
remote control unit free from dust.
If this system is installed in a rack with glass doors, the glass doors’
thickness or color might make it necessary to use the remote control
a shorter distance from the system.
To prevent damage
•
•
•
Never place heavy items on top of the unit.
Do not disassemble or reconstruct the unit.
Do not spill water or other liquids into the unit.
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Connections
Basic connections (for supplied accessories)
1
•
2
•
Before using
3
Plug the AC power cord into a household AC outlet only after all
other connections have been made.
To prepare the antenna wires and speaker cords, twist the vinyl
cover tip and pull off.
Connect the FM indoor antenna.
4
1
Adhesive tape
T
FM AN )
(
1
FM indoor antenna
GND
2
AM loop
antenna
EXT
After attaching the antenna, turn on the system and tune in a
broadcast station. Then, turn the antenna to the angle of best
reception and least interference.
SC-AK44 SC-AK33
Black (–)
Gray (+)
Blue
Blue (–)
Connect the AC power cord.
Note
The included AC power supply cord is for use with this unit
only. Do not use it with other equipment.
Black
Red
Gray
SC-AK22 SC-AK12
Black (–)
Red (+)
Red (+)
Black (–)
Caution
• Use only the supplied speakers.
The combination of the main unit and speakers provide the
best sound. Using other speakers can damage the unit and
sound quality will be negatively affected.
Caution
• Use the speakers only with the recommended system.
Failure to do so may lead to damage to the
amplifier and/or the speakers, and may result
in the risk of fire.
Consult a qualified service person if damage
has occurred or if you experience a sudden
change in performance.
• Do not attach these speakers to walls or
ceilings.
Red (+)
6
Connect the AM loop antenna.
Connect the speaker cables.
T
AM AN
LOOP
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Note
For best reception sound quality:
An FM outdoor antenna is recommended. (See page 7.)
Connect each end of the speaker cables to the terminal lever of
the same color so (+) and (–) are correct. Never allow the
exposed wires to contact each other when connected.
Incorrect connection can damage the unit.
2
3
Tape the antenna to a wall or column, in a position where radio
signals are received with the least amount of interference.
Black
Red
Connections
A
Optional antenna connections
75 Ω coaxial cable (not included)
1
T
FM AN )
(
30 mm
(1 3/16˝)
GND
2
Shield braid
2
15 mm
(19/32˝)
3
You may need an outdoor antenna if you use this system in a
mountainous region or inside a reinforced-concrete building, etc.
A
Disconnect the FM indoor antenna if an FM outdoor antenna is installed.
1 Remove a piece of the outer vinyl insulator.
2 Twist the shield braid.
3 Expose the core wire.
Note
An outdoor antenna should be installed by a qualified technician only.
B
Core wire
FM outdoor antenna
Before using
FM outdoor antenna
(not included)
AM outdoor antenna
Connect the outdoor antenna without removing the AM loop antenna.
Run 5 to 12 m of vinyl-covered wire horizontally along a window or
other convenient location.
Note
When the unit is not in use, disconnect the outdoor antenna to prevent
possible damage that may be caused by lightning. Never use an
outdoor antenna during an electrical storm.
B
AM outdoor antenna (not included)
C
•
•
5 -12 m
(16 – 40 ft.)
•
T
AM AN
LOOP
AM loop antenna
(included)
EXT
C
External unit connection
An analog player with a built-in phono equalizer can be connected.
For details, refer to the instruction manual of the units which are to
be connected.
When units other than those described above are to be connected,
please consult with your audio dealer.
Analog player (not included)
(R)
(L)
R
L
Rear panel of this unit
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Front panel controls
A
A
Main unit
No.
Name
Ref. page
1 AC supply indicator (AC IN)
Before using
1
This indicator lights when the unit is connected to the AC power
supply.
8
2
2 Standby/on switch (f/I, POWER) ............................. 11
3
4
Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa.
In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of
power.
3 Play timer/record timer button
(rPLAY/rREC) ......................................................... 27
9
5
4 Clock/timer button (CLOCK/TIMER) ............ 11, 27, 28
5 Deck 1 open button (c DECK 1 OPEN) .................. 19
10
6
6 Deck 1 cassette holder .............................................. 19
7 Disc tray
11
7
8
12
SC-AK44 and SC-AK33 only
Super woofer on/off button (S.WOOFER) ............... 25
9 Deck 2 open button (c DECK 2 OPEN) .................. 19
! Deck 2 cassette holder .............................................. 19
B
CD open/close button (c, OPEN/CLOSE) ............... 15
SC-AK44
13
# Headphone jack (PHONES) ...................................... 29
14
15
16
AUX
BAND
TUNER
DECK 1/2
TAPE
17
B
25
3D AI
CD
26
SUPER SOUND EQ
27
18
$ Remote control signal sensor ................................... 5
% AUX button (AUX) ...................................................... 29
& Tuner/band select button (TUNER, BAND) ............. 12
( Tape/deck select button (TAPE, DECK 1/2) ............ 19
) CD button (CD) ........................................................... 18
SOUND EQ
19
28
DO
20
CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
WN
CD 5
VOL
21
Center console
DISPLAY/
DEMO
29
UP
22
~ Display
+ Disc direct play buttons and indicators
(CD 1 ~ CD 5) ............................................................. 15
, CD manager button
(CD MANAGER) ................................................... 18, 24
-
30
23
24
SC-AK33
13
SC-AK22
14
SC Reverse mode select button (REV MODE) .............. 19
. Display select/demonstration button
(-DISPLAY/–DEMO) ............................................. 10, 11
SC-AK12
15
SC-AK44 only
16
/ Tape edit button (TAPE EDIT) .................................. 21
: Basic operating buttons
17
Functions change according to the source.
;
BAND
TUNER
AUX
DECK 1/2
TAPE
26
SUPER SOUND EQ
27
18
CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
CD 5
WN
VOL
DISPLAY/
DEMO
29
UP
22
30
23
24
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= Jog control (SOUND EQ) ........................................... 25
SC-AK44 only
Joy stick (SOUND EQ) ............................................... 26
? Volume control (VOL) ................................................ 12
DO
20
< Super sound EQ button (SUPER SOUND EQ) ........ 25
>
SOUND EQ
19
SC-AK44 only
3D AI button (3D AI) .................................................. 26
CD
@ Recording start/stop button (a REC/STOP) ............ 22
Front panel controls
SC-AK44
37
Remote control
31
Buttons such as 2 functions in exactly the same way as the buttons
on the main unit.
2
38
32
No.
Name
Ref. page
2 Standby/on button (f) ...............................................11
Before using
[ Auto off button (AUTO OFF) .................................... 10
\ Numeric buttons (≥10, 1–9, 0) ............................ 13, 16
34
15
25
33
40
14
16
39
^ Cancel button (CANCEL) ...........................................17
17
41
27
35
42
36
] Program button (PROGRAM) ................................... 17
43
% AUX button (AUX) ......................................................29
& Tuner/band select button (TUNER) ......................... 12
= EQ select button (EQ) ................................................25
;
SC-AK44 only
3D AI select button (3D AI) ...................................... 26
_ Muting button (MUTING) ...........................................11
29
{
SC-AK44
Reverse side playback/pause/preset
;/J
J/3) ..................... 13, 15, 19
channel select button (;
SC-AK33
SC-AK22
SC-AK12
Pause/preset channel select button (J
J/3) ........ 13, 15
? Volume buttons (– VOLUME +) ................................ 12
| Sleep button (SLEEP) ................................................29
} Disc button (DISC) .....................................................16
SC-AK33
SC-AK22
V Random button (RANDOM) ...................................... 16
SC-AK12
0 Repeat button (REPEAT) ...........................................16
) CD button (CD) ...........................................................17
37
31
( Tape/deck select button (TAPE) .............................. 19
(, )/f
f) ........ 15, 20
1 Skip/search buttons (g
g/(
2 Play/preset channel select button (-/4) .... 13, 15, 19
2
3 Stop/program clear button (L/CLEAR) ........ 15, 17, 19
38
32
34
33
14
15
40
16
27
35
36
39
17
41
42
43
29
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A
A
Turning the demo function off
If the clock has not been set, a demonstration of the display is shown
when the unit is switched to standby.
This function is set to on at the time of purchase.
DISPLAY/
DEMO
Press and hold [-DISPLAY/–DEMO] until “NO DEMO” is
displayed.
Before using
The display changes each time the button is held down.
NO DEMO (off) ↔ DEMO (on)
B
Auto-off function
by remote control only
When CD or tape is selected as the source
To save power, the unit turns off if it is left unused for ten minutes.
DISPLAY/
DEMO
Note
This function does not work if the source is tuner or AUX.
Press [AUTO OFF].
“AUTO OFF” is shown on the display.
To cancel
Press [AUTO OFF] again to clear “AUTO OFF” from the display.
For your reference
The setting is maintained even if the unit is turned off. When the unit
is turned on again, “AUTO OFF” is displayed and the unit functions as
described above.
“AUTO OFF” disappears from the display if either tuner or AUX is
selected as the source but continues to function normally.
“AUTO OFF” remains displayed if CD or tape is selected as the source.
B
AUTO OFF
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Setting the time
This is a 12-hour display clock.
This example in the figure shows how to set the time for 4:25 p.m..
1
2
Switch on the power.
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to select “CLOCK”.
4
CLOCK
3
PLAY
REC
Previous display
(within 7 seconds or so)
1
Press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] to show the
present time.
Before using
Every time you press the button:
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to finish setting the time.
The display will return to whatever was displayed before you
set the time.
2
To display the time when system is ON
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to select “CLOCK”.
3
To display the time when system is OFF
Press [CLOCK/TIMER].
SC-AK44
The time will be displayed for about 5 seconds and then the display
will return to whatever was previously displayed.
Note
The clock may lose or gain some time over a period. Readjust if
necessary.
SC-AK33
SC-AK22
SC-AK12
Convenient functions
A
Switching displays
Press [-DISPLAY/–DEMO] to select the desired spectrum
analyzer.
Every time you press the button:
4
Normal
Peak hold
Aurora
(OFF)
B
A
To mute the volume
by remote control only
This feature is convenient when you have a telephone call, etc.
Press [MUTING].
DISPLAY/
DEMO
B
Press the button again to cancel.
“MUTING” goes out.
Muting can also be canceled by lowering the volume all the
way (--dB).
When the system is turned off, the muting operation will be
automatically canceled.
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Listening to radio broadcasts
1
Press [TUNER, BAND] to select band.
The unit comes on automatically.
Every time you press the button:
FM ↔ AM
Press [L
L, TUNE MODE] to select “MANUAL”.
Every time you press the button:
MANUAL ↔ PRESET.
4
2
Press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] to select the
frequency of the required station.
Radio operations
3
“TUNED” is displayed when a radio station is tuned.
“STEREO” (“ST” for SC-AK33, SC-AK22 and SC-AK12) is displayed when a stereo FM broadcast is being received.
1
Adjust the volume.
MHz
Auto tuning
Press and hold [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] for a moment until the
frequency starts changing rapidly. The unit begins auto tuning,
stopping when it finds a station.
• Auto tuning may not function when there is excessive interference.
• To cancel auto tuning, press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] once
again.
2
3
A
SC-AK44
If noise is excessive in FM
Press [ g/( FM MODE/BP] to display “MONO”.
MHz
TUNED
STEREO
SC-AK33
SC-AK22
This mode improves sound quality if reception is weak, but
broadcasts will be heard in monaural.
Press [ g/( FM MODE/BP] again to cancel the mode.
“MONO” goes out. MONO is also canceled if the frequency is
changed.
Turn off “MONO” for normal listening. Stereo and monaural
broadcasts are automatically played as they are received.
FM allocation setting
SC-AK12
By adjusting the allocation, you can enable this tuner to receive FM
broadcasts allocated in 0.1 MHz steps.
MHz
Press and hold [TUNER, BAND]. After a few seconds, the display will
change to a flashing display of the current minimum FM frequency.
If you continue to hold the button down, the minimum frequency will
change. Release the button at this time.
TUNED
ST
To return to the original frequency indication, repeat above.
4
Note
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•
A
MHz
MONO
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After changing the “allocation” setting, the frequencies you previously
preset in the memory will be cleared.
Sound is momentarily interrupted if you load/unload tapes while
listening to an AM broadcast.
Presetting radio broadcasts
A
There are two methods of presetting stations.
Automatic presetting : All the stations the tuner can receive are
preset.
Manual presetting
: You can select the stations to preset and
the order they are preset in.
Up to 12 stations each can be set in the FM and AM bands.
A
Automatic presetting
Do the following once each for FM and AM.
Preparation:
•
Tune to the frequency where presetting is to begin (A page 12).
Release the button when frequency begins to change.
The tuner presets all the stations it can receive into the channels in
ascending order. When finished, the last station memorized is tuned
in.
Manual presetting
MHz
Preset the stations one at a time.
MEMO
1 Press [TUNER, BAND] to select the “FM” or “AM”.
2 Press [MEMORY )/f ] then press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3)
or (4)] to tune to the required station.
3 Press [MEMORY )/f ] then press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3)
or (4)] to tune to select a channel.
4 Press [MEMORY )/f ].
B
2
Radio operations
f].
Press and hold [MEMORY )/f
The station occupying a channel is erased if another station is preset
in that channel.
1
B
Selecting channels
by remote control
3
Press [TUNER] to select “FM” or “AM”.
The unit comes on automatically.
Every time you press the button:
FM ↔ AM
1
Press the numbered buttons to select the channel.
MHz
• To select channel 10 or over
Press [j] then the two digits.
Adjust the volume.
2
On the main unit
1 Press [TUNER, BAND] to select “FM” or “AM”.
2 Press [L, TUNE MODE] to select “PRESET”.
3 Press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] to select the preset channel.
Preset channel
3
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Concerning compact discs
A
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With this system, you can only play compact discs
having this mark.
A However, do not use irregular shaped CDs.
CDs of the sort can damage the unit.
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How to hold CDs
•
•
•
•
Compact disc operations
Do not touch the recorded
surface.
C
Storage precautions
Be sure to store discs in their cases to protect them from dust,
scratches, and warping.
Do not place or store discs in the following places
• Locations exposed to direct sunlight
• Humid or dusty locations
• Locations directly exposed to a heat vent or heating appliance
• In the glove compartment or on the rear deck of an automobile
Wipe from inside outward.
To prevent damage
Always observe the following points.
• E Load only 1 CD on the tray.
• F Load CDs as shown in the figure.
The adapter is not needed with 8 cm CDs (singles).
• Set the system on a flat, level surface.
Do not set it on top of magazines, inclined surfaces, etc.
• Do not move the system while tray is opening/closing, or when
loaded.
Always unload all CDs before moving the system.
• Do not put anything except CD in tray.
• Do not use cleaning CDs or CDs which are badly warped or
cracked.
• Do not disconnect the power cord from the household AC outlet
during disc changing operation.
E
F
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8 cm CD
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XX X XX
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If you are taking the disc from a cold to a warm environment,
moisture may form on the disc. Wipe this off with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth before using the disc.
Do not write on the label side with a ball-point pen or other writing
instrument.
Do not use record cleaning sprays, benzine, thinner, static electricity prevention liquids or any other solvent.
Do not attach labels or stickers to CDs. (Do not use CDs with
exposed adhesive from tape or left over peeled off stickers.)
Do not use scratch-proof protectors or covers other than those
specified for use with this system.
Do not use CDs printed with label printers available on the market.
How to clean CDs
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Handling precautions
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Listening to compact discs
3
4
This unit can play CD-DA format audio CD-R and CD-RW that have
been finalized ❈ upon completion of recording.
It may not be able to play some CD-R or CD-RW due to the condition
of the recording.
❈ Finalizing is a process that enables CD-R/CD-RW players to play
audio CD-R and CD-RW.
Press [c, OPEN/CLOSE] button.
The unit will come on automatically and the tray opens.
Set CD in the tray.
To continue loading CDs in the other trays
Press another [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] to select the required tray and
press [c, OPEN/CLOSE] to open the tray.
The current tray closes and the selected tray automatically
opens.
Press [c, OPEN/CLOSE] to close the tray.
1
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Press [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] to play your desired disc.
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Adjust the volume.
1
OPEN/CLOSE
A To stop the disc play
Press [L].
2
3
Label must face upward.
CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
B When “B” appears on the display
It indicates there are 13 or more tracks on the disc in the playing
position.
Disc indicators
The disc indicators light whenever the tray is in the playing position
whether it is loaded or not.
CD 5
What is meant by “final disc”?
For example, if play starts from disc 4, disc 3 will be the “final disc”.
Order of progression:
Disc 4➞5➞1➞2➞3
DISC
Track number
One touch play
If the unit is in standby mode and a CD is loaded, press [CD] or
[(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)].
The unit will come on automatically and play will start.
DISC
Elapsed playing time
(Of current track number)
To pause
4
(For SC-AK44)
Press [;/J] during playback.
To resume playback, press [;/J].
(For SC-AK33, SC-AK22 and
SC-AK12)
Press [ J ] during playback.
To resume playback, press [ J ].
A
Number of tracks
DISC
Disc number
B
Compact disc operations
(If the desired CD is indicated on the display panel, the same
operation can be accomplished by pressing [-].)
Play will start from the first track on the disc and will continue
until the last track of the final disc is played (see below).
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1 2
3 4 5
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1
2
3
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
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4
5
6
7
8
10
11
•
12
To skip forward/
backward
Press [g/(] (backward) or
[)/f] (forward) during
playback or pause mode.
Notes
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9
Hold down [g/(] (backward)
or [)/f] (forward) during
playback or pause mode.
Total playing time
•
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To search forward/
backward (Search)
•
•
During random play (A page 16), you cannot skip to tracks which
have already been played.
During program play (A page 17) or random play, you can search
forward or backward only within the current track.
During program play, skipping is always in the programmed order,
whether forward or backward.
Always stop the changer before loading or changing CDs. You
cannot change CDs while a disc is playing.
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Listening to compact discs
1
3
2
Direct access play
by remote control only
Press [DISC].
(within 10 seconds or so)
Press [1] – [5] to select the disc you want.
Press the numeric button to select the desired track
number.
The CD will be played from the selected track to the last track
of the final disc (A page 15).
To select a two-digit track
Press [≥10] and then the two numbers you want within 10 seconds or
so.
For example
Track no. 20: [≥10] ➞ [2] ➞ [0]
Track no. 35: [≥10] ➞ [3] ➞ [5]
1
Compact disc operations
DISC
Repeat play
2
by remote control only
A Press [REPEAT] before or during play.
DISC
All tracks on the loaded CDs are repeated.
To cancel repeat play
Press [REPEAT] once again.
3
To repeat your favorite tracks
1. Program the tracks you want (perform steps 1 ~ 6 on page 17).
2. Press [REPEAT] and make sure “ ” is displayed.
3. Press [-/4]. Playback will start.
To repeat just one track
Set the 1-TRACK mode (A page 18), press [REPEAT] before or
during playback, and make sure “ ” is displayed.
DISC
Random play
by remote control only
A
B Press [RANDOM].
Every time you press the button:
1-DISC
ALL-DISC
Previous display
B
RANDOM
To random play just one disc
Select the CD you want to random play with [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] and
press [RANDOM] to select “1-DISC”.
To random play all the loaded CDs
Press [RANDOM] to select “ALL-DISC”.
All tracks on the CD(s) will be played in random order. Playback will
stop automatically when all tracks have been played.
To cancel random play
Press [RANDOM] to clear “RANDOM” display.
Note
You can use random play with your program. Only the programmed
tracks will be played, but in random order.
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Listening to compact discs
3
5
4
2
Program play
by remote
onlyonly
by
remotecontrol
control
You can program up to 24 tracks.
1
Press [CD].
7
Press [PROGRAM].
Ensure CD is stopped.
Press [DISC].
1
(within 10 seconds or so)
Press [1] – [5] to select the disc you want.
DISC
Press the numeric button to select the desired track.
2
Repeat steps 3 through 5 until you have programmed all the tracks you want.
PRGM
Press [-/4].
3
To cancel program play mode
Press [PROGRAM] in the stop mode.
Programmed contents will be saved in memory.
Pressing [L/ CLEAR] will cancel program play, but it will also erase
the entire program.
DISC
4
To select a two-digit track
Press [≥10] and then the two numbers you want.
Specified disc number
A When “CD FULL” appears
The number of programmed tracks is limited to 24. No further
tracks can be programmed.
B You can do the following during program mode
DISC
•
5
•
Specified track number
Program order
DISC
7
•
Check program contents.
Press [g/(] or [)/f].
Every time you press one of the buttons, the track and program
No. are shown on the display.
Add to the program.
Repeat steps 3 through 5.
Cancel entries.
From the last
programmed track
Press [CANCEL].
A specified track
only
Select the track with [g/(] or
[)/f], and press [CANCEL] within
3 seconds.
All tracks
Press [L/CLEAR].
Memory retention
Your program is retained in memory for about 2 weeks while the
system is unplugged.
DISC
To replay your program
If you turned OFF your program with [PROGRAM], you can play it
again as explained below.
1. Press [PROGRAM].
2. Press [-/4].
A
DISC
B
Compact disc operations
Play will start in the programmed sequence.
Indicates
program mode
If you program a track not on your CDs
The track is initially programmed, but during program play, the player
will skip that track and will continue playing from the next programmed
item.
DISC
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Listening to compact discs
1
To listen to special CDs and tracks
(CD Manager function)
3
2
This function makes it easier for you to select special CDs and tracks
from amongst those loaded in the player.
4
You can use this function to make recordings as well.
5
There are 3 CD/track selection modes.
•
•
•
For playing back 1 track only from all loaded CDs
1-Track mode (1-TRACK)
For playing back 1 CD only from all loaded CDs
1-Disc mode (1-DISC)
For playing back 1 track on all loaded CDs
1-Track All-Disc mode (1-ALL)
Press [CD].
Ensure CD is stopped.
Compact disc operations
1
Press [CD MANAGER] to select the desired mode.
Every time you press the button:
DISC
1-DISC
1-TRACK
2
1-ALL
NORMAL
(OFF)
1-TRACK:
1-DISC:
1-ALL:
Only one particular track is played.
The tracks on only one particular disc are played.
The same track numbers on each of the CDs are
played in succession.
(NORMAL: The original display is restored in about 3
seconds.)
Press [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] to select the disc you want.
Note
This step is not required if 1-ALL was selected in step 2.
3
CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
CD 5
f] to select the desired
Press [g/(] or [)
)/f
track.
Note
This step is not required if 1-DISC was selected in step 2.
Specified disc number
Press [-].
The selected track will start.
DISC
To stop play
Press [L].
4
Specified track number
When playback ends
“NORMAL” will appear on the display for about 3 seconds, then the
CD MANAGER function will turn OFF automatically.
During play in the 1-ALL mode:
•
DISC
•
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Notes
•
•
DISC
CD MANAGER
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CD MANAGER
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It is not possible to skip back to a CD whose track has already been
played.
If a CD does not have the designated track number, it is skipped
and play continues.
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You can use the CD Manager function together with repeat play.
CD Manager function will be canceled when you press the
[RANDOM] button.
1
Listening to tapes
You can use either deck 1 or deck 2 for tape playback.
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3
5
The unit can play normal, high and metal position tapes.
It identifies the type automatically.
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2
2
SC-AK44 only
Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2].
The unit will come on automatically.
If the unit was off and a cassette was loaded, play will start
automatically (One touch play function).
1
Press [c DECK 1 OPEN] or [c DECK 2 OPEN] and
insert the tape.
Insert the tape with the exposed tape facing down.
Close the holder by hand.
2
SC-AK44 only
Press [REV MODE] to select the reverse mode.
Front side
4
Every time you press the button:
: One side is played.
: Both sides are played.
: Both sides are played 8 times each.
SC-AK44 only
To listen to 2 tapes consecutively
Load a tape into each deck and select “
be played 8 times each.
”. Both tapes will
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Press [// J] or [-] to start playback.
[-]
: The forward side (front side) will play.
[// J] : The reverse side will play.
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Press [-] to start playback.
Tape direction
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SC-AK22
One side is played, then playback stops automatically.
To play on the other side of the tape, turn the tape over and
press [-].
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Cassette deck operations
3
SC-AK12
Use normal position tapes.
High position and metal position tapes can be played, but the unit will
not be able to do full justice to the characteristics of these tapes.
4
4
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Adjust the volume.
To stop tape playback
Press [L].
5
A To change the deck to be used
Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2] to select the deck you want to use when
you load cassettes into both decks.
Notes
A
•
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•
•
•
Deck in use
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SC-AK22
SC-AK12
FLAT
•
Playback is momentarily interrupted while playing back tapes, if you
open the other deck.
Tapes exceeding 100 minutes are thin and can break or get caught
in the mechanism.
Tape slack can get caught up in the mechanism and should be
taken up before the tape is played.
SC-AK44
Endless tapes can get caught up in the deck’s moving parts if used
incorrectly. Use tapes appropriate to this unit’s auto-reverse mechanism.
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Failure to operate these tapes correctly may cause the tape to wind
around the revolving parts. Always read the instructions provided
with your tapes.
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Listening to tapes
A
To fast-forward or rewind the tape
A
Press [g/(] or [)/f] in the stop mode.
SC-AK44
Tape direction
To rewind
To fast-forward
“ 3”
[g/(]
[)/f]
“4”
[)/f]
[g/(]
Cassette deck operations
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SC-AK33 SC-AK22 SC-AK12
A
To rewind
To fast-forward
[g/(]
[)/f]
To find the beginning of a program
(TPS: Tape Program Sensor)
TPS finds the beginning of a track and resumes play from there. Each
press increases the number of tracks skipped, up to a maximum of 9.
Press [g/(] or [)/f] during play.
B
Note
•
To protect tapes against further recording
TPS may not operate correctly in the following situations:
If the interval between tracks is less than 4 seconds.
If there is noise between tracks.
If there are silent parts within tracks.
Side A
Tab for side “B”
Before recording (Deck 2 only)
Tab for side “A”
Types of tapes which can be recorded correctly
Recording operations
To re-record
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SC-AK44 only
Normal position tape
Use normal and high position tapes.
Metal position tapes can be used, but the unit will not be able to
record or erase them correctly.
The unit automatically identifies the type of tape.
Hi-position tape
Detection hole
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Use normal position tapes.
High position and metal position tapes can be used, but this unit will
not be able to record or erase them correctly.
B
C
1
Erasure prevention
The illustration shows how to remove the tabs to prevent recording.
To record on the tape again, cover as shown, being careful not to
cover the high position discrimination hole.
How volume, sound quality/field affect recording
3
2
4
The tape you are recording is not affected whatsoever by changes in
volume, sound quality/field.
C
To erase a recorded sound
1. Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2].
2. Insert the recorded tape into deck 2.
3. SC-AK44 only
Press [REV MODE] to select reverse mode.
4. Press [a REC/STOP].
Notes
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•
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You cannot open deck 1 while recording.
You cannot fast-forward or rewind one deck while recording with
the other.
Tape-to-tape recording
1
3
The recording level will be recorded as it is on the tape being played
back.
4
Press [c OPEN] on both decks and insert the tapes.
Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2].
For playback: Into deck 1
For recording: Into deck 2
Close the holders by hand.
2
SC-AK44 only
Press [REV MODE] to select the reverse mode.
Every time you press the button:
,
“
1
”
:One side records only.
:Both sides record (front → reverse).
automatically changes to “
” when [TAPE EDIT] is
pressed.
Press [TAPE EDIT] to start recording.
2
To stop recording
Press [L].
Both decks will stop.
To record from a specific point on a tape
Before recording, advance the tape to the point from where you want
to start recording.
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To record on the other side of the tape
Turn the tape over and press [TAPE EDIT].
FLAT
3
4
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To start recording on the reverse side
Load a tape and change the tape direction as follows:
1. Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2] and select tape deck 2.
2. Press [/] and immediately thereafter [L]. The tape direction will
be shown as “4”.
SC-AK44 only
Recording operations
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Tape direction of the tape you are
recording onto
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SC-AK12
FLAT
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Recording from radio broadcasts
Wind up the leader tape so recording can begin immediately.
Press [c DECK 2 OPEN] and insert the tape.
Close the holder by hand.
2
SC-AK44 only
4
Press [REV MODE] to select the reverse mode.
Every time you press the button:
1
: One side, only, records.
: Both sides record (front side → reverse side).
automatically
changes to “
” when [aREC/STOP]
“
”
is pressed.
,
1
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Select a radio station. Perform steps 1 through 3
on page 12.
Press [a REC/STOP] to start recording.
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FLAT
2
4
To stop recording
Press [a REC/STOP] again.
Recording can also be stopped by pressing [L].
To record from a specific point on a tape
Before recording, advance the tape to the point from where you want
to start recording.
SC-AK44 only
To cut an unnecessary part while recording
1. Press [a REC/STOP] during the unnecessary part. The cassette
deck will go into the stop mode.
2. Press [a REC/STOP] to resume recording again. Recording will
continue in the same direction as before.
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Recording operations
MHz
SC-AK33
SC-AK22
SC-AK12
FLAT
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To start recording on the reverse side
Load a tape and change the tape direction as follows:
1. Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2] and select tape deck 2.
2. Press [// J] and immediately thereafter [L]. The tape direction
will be shown as “4”.
MHz
SC-AK33 SC-AK22 SC-AK12
To record on the other side of the tape
Turn the tape over and press [a REC/STOP].
A
Note
When recording an AM broadcast, sound is momentarily interrupted
when you start and stop the recording.
A
To reduce noise while AM recording (Beat proof
function)
Press [g/(, FM MODE/BP] while recording.
Each time you press the button, “BP1” and “BP2” will be displayed
alternately.
Select the position where there is less noise.
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Recording from compact discs
3
Wind up the leader tape so recording can begin immediately.
5
2
6
1
Press [c DECK 2 OPEN], and insert the tape.
Close the holder by hand.
SC-AK44 only
Press [REV MODE] to select the reverse mode.
Every time you press the button:
: One side only records.
: Both sides (front → reverse) record.
“
” automatically changes to “ ” when [aREC/STOP]
is pressed.
,
1
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Press [CD].
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Insert CD in the tray.
(Perform steps 1 ~ 2 on page 15).
FLAT
Press [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] to select the disc you want.
Pressing [L] will stop playback.
2
Press [a REC/STOP] to start recording.
SC-AK44 only
• The recording will proceed from the first track on the selected
CD and will continue on through the last track of the final disc
(page 15).
3
To stop recording
• To add a 4 second silent interval before stopping
Press [L]. The CD will stop automatically too.
• To stop recording without a silent interval
Press [a REC/STOP]. The CD will stop automatically too.
DISC
To record programmed tracks
5
1
CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
1. After step 4, program the track you want (perform steps 2 ~ 6
on page 17).
2. Press [a REC/STOP] to start recording.
CD 5
SC-AK44
To start recording on the reverse side
Load a tape and change the tape direction as follows:
1. Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2] and select tape deck 2.
2. Press [// J] and immediately thereafter [L]. The tape direction
will be shown as “4”.
DISC
SC-AK33 SC-AK22 SC-AK12
To record on the other side of the tape
Turn the tape over and press [a REC/STOP].
2
DISC
6
Recording operations
• The tape deck stops automatically when the CD is finished.
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DISC
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SC-AK22
SC-AK12
FLAT
DISC
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Recording from compact discs
1
3
To record special CDs and tracks
(CD Manager function)
This function makes it easier for you to select special CDs and tracks
from amongst those loaded in the player.
2
5
4
Preparation
Press [cDECK 2 OPEN] and insert the tape. Wind up the leader tape
so recording can begin immediately.
Press [CD].
1
Press [CD MANAGER] to select the desired mode.
DISC
Every time you press the button:
1-TRACK
2
1-DISC
1-ALL
NORMAL
(OFF)
1-TRACK:
1-DISC:
1-ALL:
Only one particular track is recorded.
The tracks on only one particular disc are recorded.
The same track numbers on each of the CDs are
recorded in succession.
(NORMAL: The original display is restored in about 3 seconds.)
Press [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] to select the disc you want.
Note
This step is not required if 1-ALL was selected in step 2.
3
CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
(] or [)
)/f
f] to select the desired
Press [g
g/(
track.
CD 5
Note
This step is not required if 1-DISC was selected in step 2.
DISC
Recording operations
Press [a REC/STOP] to start recording.
4
To stop recording
• To add a 4 second silent interval before stopping
Press [L]. The CD will stop automatically too.
• To stop recording without a silent interval
Press [a REC/STOP]. The CD will stop automatically too.
DISC
SC-AK44
5
•
SC-AK44
•
DISC
1
SC-AK33
SC-AK22
SC-AK12
FLAT
DISC
A
1
Front side
Reverse side
9
2
8
3
7
4
6
5
5
The interrupted track is re-recorded in its entirety on the
reverse side.
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A While recording, if a track is cut off in the middle at the end of the
front side, it is re-recorded from the beginning, on the reverse side.
At the end of the reverse side recording stops and the current
track will be interrupted.
SC-AK33 SC-AK22 SC-AK12
If the tape finishes before the CD
The CD continues playing. Press [L] to stop it. (CD Manager function
will also be canceled.)
Using the built-in sound quality/
sound field settings
A
A
Dial [SOUND EQ] to select the sound quality or sound field.
When it is turned clockwise, the settings are selected in the following
sequence.
1 HEAVY (sound quality)
Select this when playing rock or other kinds of music that sound
better with an added punch.
2 CLEAR (sound quality)
Select this for jazz or other kinds of music for which clarity in the
treble range is desired.
3 SOFT (sound quality)
Select this when listening to background music.
4 DISCO (sound field)
Select this to produce sound with the same kind of lengthy
reverberations heard at a disco.
5 LIVE (sound field)
Select this to make vocals more alive.
6 HALL (sound field)
Select this to add an expansiveness to the sound to produce the
atmosphere of a great concert hall.
7 SC-AK44 only
MANUAL (see page 26)
SC-AK33
SC-AK22
SC-AK44
8 SC-AK44 only
AI-EQ (see page 26)
SC-AK12
The original display is restored on the display panel in about 5 seconds.
To release the equalizer
Dial [SOUND EQ] to display “FLAT”.
SC-AK44
SC-AK33
SC-AK22
SC-AK12
When using the remote control to perform the operations
described above
Press [EQ].
Each time this button is pressed, the setting is changed in the sequence
described above.
Note
All recordings are performed at the flat setting even if an alternative
sound quality/sound field setting has been selected.
B
SC-AK44
SC-AK33
S. WOOFER
This feature enhances the bass and treble effect of the sound.
Press [SUPER SOUND EQ].
Press the button again to cancel.
The button light goes out.
SUPER SOUND EQ
Boosting the super woofer
B
SC-AK44 and SC-AK33 only
Press [S.WOOFER].
•
When listening to the sound through the speakers
MID (medium)
•
MAX (high)
Light off (OFF)
When listening to the sound through the headphones
Light on (ON) W Light off (OFF)
Sound quality/sound field operations
Enhancing the sound quality
B
Note
You cannot record super woofer effect, but you can use it for playback
sound.
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1
Varying the sound quality with the
manual equalizer
SC-AK44 only
1
2
Dial [SOUND EQ] to display “MANUAL”.
When it is turned clockwise, the settings are selected in the
following sequence.
1 HEAVY
2 CLEAR
3 SOFT
4 DISCO
5 LIVE
6 HALL
7 MANUAL
8 AI-EQ
9 FLAT
2
Adjust the sound quality.
1 ← → direction:
For selecting the range of the sound to
be adjusted
Characteristics of each sound range
Under 100 Hz:
Super woofer range
Around 330 Hz:
Bass to midrange
Around 1 kHz:
Midrange
Around 3.3 kHz: Midrange to treble
Above 10 kHz:
Treble
2 ↓ ↑ direction:
For adjusting the level (7 steps)
When the level is in the center, the dot flashes rapidly.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to set the desired sound quality.
The original display is restored on the display panel in about 5
seconds.
1
100Hz
1kHz
10kHz
2
1
To release the equalizer
Dial [SOUND EQ] to display “FLAT”.
100Hz
1kHz
10kHz
100Hz
1kHz
10kHz
Sound quality/sound field operations
2
1
Notes
The sound quality setting is stored automatically. It is recalled when
“MANUAL” is next selected.
• All recordings are performed at the flat setting even if an alternative
sound quality setting has been selected.
•
Varying the sound quality with the
acoustic image (Al) equalizer
SC-AK44 only
3D AI
The Al equalizer uses the SOFT, SHARP, HEAVY and LIGHT sound
quality coordinates to achieve subtle sound quality settings with ease.
HEAVY
Press [3D AI] to adjust the surround level.
SOFT
Every time you press the button:
LIGHT
3D AI 1
2
AI-EQ
1
Adjust the sound quality.
1 ← → direction: SOFT–SHARP setting
2 ↓ ↑ direction:
LIGHT–HEAVY setting
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to set the desired sound quality.
The original display is restored on the display panel in about 5
seconds.
HEAVY
SOFT
LIGHT
2
To release the equalizer
Dial [SOUND EQ] to display “FLAT”.
HEAVY
SOFT
Notes
The sound quality setting is stored automatically. It is recalled when
“Al-EQ” is next selected.
• All recordings are performed at the flat setting even if an alternative
sound quality setting has been selected.
•
LIGHT
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3D AI 2
1
2
3
Using the timer
Using the play/record timer
5
4
2
The timer has two functions. It can be set to on at a certain time to
wake you up, or it can be set to record the radio or from the aux
source.
The play timer cannot be used in combination with the record timer.
3
1
Preparations
Turn the unit on and set the clock (A page 11).
For the play timer, prepare the music source you want to listen to;
tape, CD, radio or aux, and set the volume.
• For the record timer, check the cassette’s erasure prevention tabs
(A page 20: B), insert the tape in deck 2, select the reverse mode
(for SC-AK44) (A page 22) and tune to the radio station (A page
12) or select the aux source (A page 29).
•
•
FOR PLAY TIMER
FOR RECORD TIMER
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to select the timer function.
2
Every time you press the button:
CLOCK
SC-AK44
PLAY
REC
Previous display
rPLAY : to set the play timer
rREC : to set the record timer
SC-AK33
Setting the start and finish times
SC-AK22
SC-AK12
1 (Within 8 seconds or so)
Press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] to select the
starting time.
2 Press [CLOCK/TIMER].
FOR RECORD TIMER
FOR PLAY TIMER
1 Press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] to select the
finishing time.
2 Press [CLOCK/TIMER].
The start and finish times are now set.
3
Press [rPLAY/rREC] to display the timer indicator.
SC-AK44
Every time you press the button:
PLAY
REC
(OFF)
(OFF)
SC-AK33
rPLAY : to turn the play timer on
rREC : to turn the record timer on
(The indicator doesn’t appear if the start and finish times or the
clock haven’t been set.)
SC-AK22
SC-AK12
FOR RECORD TIMER
Press [f/I, POWER] to turn the unit off.
The unit must be off for the timers to operate.
• For play timer
The timer play will start at the preset time with volume
increasing gradually up to the volume level you preset.
• For record timer
The record timer comes on about 30 seconds earlier than
the set time.
4
FOR PLAY TIMER
PLAY
FOR RECORD TIMER
To cancel the timer
Press [rPLAY/rREC] to clear the timer indicators from the display.
(The timer comes on at the set time everyday if the timer is on.)
REC
To change the settings (when unit is on)
5
•
•
Timer operations
Reference
FOR PLAY TIMER
Timer operations
Turning the timer on
To change the play/record times
Do steps 1, 2, 3 and 5.
To change the source or volume
1. Press [rPLAY/rREC] to clear the timer indicator from the
display.
2. Make changes to the source or volume.
3. Do steps 4 to 5.
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Using the timer
Using the play/record timer
PLAY/
REC
To change the timer
Press [rPLAY/rREC] to select the desired timer.
Every time the button is pressed the setting changes as follows.
PLAY
REC
(OFF)
(OFF)
To check settings
While the unit is on and the “rPLAY” (or “rREC”) indicator is on,
press [CLOCK/TIMER] so “rPLAY” (or “rREC”) appears on the
display.
Two seconds after “rPLAY” (or “rREC”) appear, the settings are
displayed in the following order:
• For play timer
• For record timer
1 Play start time
1 Recording start time
2 Play finish time
2 Recording finish time
3 Play source
3 Recording source
4 Playback volume
You can check the settings even when the system is OFF by pressing
[CLOCK/TIMER] twice.
To enjoy the desired source after the timer setting is completed
The volume level (for play timer) and music source are stored in the
timer memory and the timer will start in these preset conditions.
However, the Disc numbers and reverse mode (for SC-AK44) do not
get stored in the timer memory.
1. After step 4, start playing the desired source.
2. Reset the Disc numbers and reverse mode (for SC-AK44) if you
have changed any of them, confirm that a Disc or cassette is
inserted, then press [f/7, POWER] to put the unit on standby.
Notes
If you switch the system to the standby mode while the play/record
timer is functioning, the OFF time setting will not be activated.
• If AUX is selected as the source, when the timer comes ON, the
system will turn ON and will engage “AUX” as the source. If you
want to playback or record from a connected component, set the
component’s timer to the same time. (See the instruction manual
that came with the component.)
Timer operations
•
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Using the timer
A
A
Using the sleep timer
by remote control only
This timer turns your system OFF at the set time (Max. 2 hours,
settable at 30-minute intervals). It lets you fall asleep listening to
music.
Preparation
Switch on the power.
The figure shows how to set the system to standby mode after 30
minutes.
While enjoying the desired source:
Press [SLEEP] to select the desired time.
Every time you press the button:
SLEEP 30
SLEEP 60
SLEEP 90
SLEEP 120
SLEEP OFF
The system is turned off after the set time has elapsed.
To cancel the sleep timer:
Press [SLEEP] to select “SLEEP OFF”.
To confirm the remaining time:
(only while system is ON)
Press [SLEEP].
To change the time remaining during operation:
Press [SLEEP] to show the remaining time then press [SLEEP] to
select the desired time.
B
Notes
The sleep timer turns OFF automatically the moment you attempt
to edit-record a CD using CD Manager function.
The sleep timer can be used in combination with the play/record
timer.
The sleep timer always has priority.
Be sure not to overlap timer settings.
AUX
B
Using an external unit
Listening to an external source
(See page 7 for external unit connection)
1. Press [AUX].
The system will come on automatically.
2. Start playback from the external source. (For details, refer to the
owner’s manual of the equipment.)
C
Timer operations
•
•
Recording from an external source
C
Listening with headphones
Reduce the volume level, and connect the headphones.
Plug type: 3.5 mm (1/8˝) stereo
Headphones
(not included)
Note
Avoid listening for prolonged periods of time to prevent hearing
damage.
Reference
1. Press [AUX].
2. Press [a REC/STOP] (recording starts).
3. Start playback from the external source. (For details, refer to the
owner’s manual of the equipment.)
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Troubleshooting guide
Before requesting service, make the checks below. If you can’t fix the system as described below, or if something not listed here occurs, refer to the
enclosed directory to locate an Authorized Service Center convenient to you or contact your dealer.
For detailed instructions, contact an authorized servicenter in the U.S.A. and Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre in Canada.
In the U.S.A., call 1-800-211-7262, e-mail consumerproducts@panasonic.com, or visit www.panasonic.com
In Canada, call 905-624-5505 or visit www.panasonic.ca
Reference pages are shown as black circled numbers 6.
Common Problems
No sound.
Sound is unfixed, reversed
or comes from one speaker
only.
Turn the volume up.
The speaker cables may be shorted. Turn the unit off, check and correct the connections and turn the
unit on. 6
Check the speaker connections. 6
Humming heard during play.
An AC power supply cord or fluorescent light is near the cables. Keep other appliances and cords away
from this unit’s cables.
“ERROR” is displayed.
Incorrect operation performed. Read the instructions and try again.
“– –:– –” appears on the
display.
“F61” is displayed.
You plugged the power supply cord in for the first time or there was a power failure recently. Set the time.
Check and correct the speaker cords connection. 6
If this does not fix the problem, there is a power supply problem. Consult the dealer.
Listening to the radio
Noise is heard.
The stereo indicator flickers
or doesn’t light.
Sound is distorted.
A beat sound is heard.
A low hum is heard during
AM broadcasts.
Use an outdoor antenna. 7
Turn the TV off or separate it from the unit.
Separate the antenna from other cables and cords.
When there is a television set nearby
The picture on the TV
disappears or stripes
appear on the screen.
The location and orientation of the antenna are incorrect. If you are using an indoor antenna, change to
an outdoor antenna.
The TV antenna wire is too close to the unit. Separate the antenna wire of the TV set from the unit.
Using the cassette deck
Poor quality sound.
Recording is not possible.
Clean the heads. @
If the erasure prevention tabs have been removed, cover the holes with adhesive tape. ,
Playing discs
The display is wrong or
play won’t start.
The disc may be upside down. &
Wipe the disc.
Replace the disc if it is scratched, warped, or non-standard.
Condensation may have formed inside the unit due to a sudden change in temperature. Wait about an
hour for it to clear and try again.
“TAKE OUT/DISC” appears
on the display.
There is a problem with the disc mechanism. (A power failure may have occurred.)
The tray will open automatically. Remove the disc from the tray, and after ensuring there is no disc in the tray,
close it. The unit will make the disc changing noises for a few moments and then it should operate normally.
Remote control
Reference
Remote control doesn’t
work.
Check the batteries are inserted correctly. 5
Replace the batteries if they are worn.
Maintenance
If the surfaces are dirty
To clean this unit, wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
If the surfaces are extremely dirty, use a soft cloth dipped in a soapand-water solution or a weak detergent solution.
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• Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit.
• Before using a chemically treated cloth, carefully read the instructions that came with the cloth.
For a cleaner, crisper sound
Clean the heads regularly to assure good quality playback and recording.
Use a cleaning tape (not included).
Reference
Servicenter List (U.S.A.)
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Specifications
AMPLIFIER SECTION SC-AK44
FM TUNER SECTION
SPEAKER SECTION SB-AK22
Power output
10% Total harmonic distortion
70 Hz–120 Hz, both channels driven
(Low channel) 100 W per channel (6 Ω)
120 Hz–16 kHz, both channels driven
(High channel) 40 W per channel (6 Ω)
Total Bi-Amp power
140 W per channel
Power output
10% Total harmonic distortion
80 Hz, both channels driven
(Low channel) 105 W per channel (6 Ω)
1 kHz, both channels driven
(High channel) 45 W per channel (6 Ω)
Total Bi-Amp power
150 W per channel
Input sensitivity
AUX
250 mV
Input Impedance
AUX
13 kΩ
Frequency range
87.9 – 107.9 MHz (200 kHz steps)
87.5 – 108.0 MHz (100 kHz steps)
Sensitivity
2.5 µV (IHF)
S/N 26 dB
2.2 µV
Antenna terminal(s)
75 Ω (unbalanced)
Type
2 way speaker system
Speaker(s)
Woofer
12 cm (43/4˝) cone type
Tweeter
6 cm (23/8˝) cone type
Impedance
6Ω
Input power
100 W (Music)
Output sound pressure level
85 dB/W (1.0 m)
Cross over frequency
5 kHz
Frequency range
45 Hz–22 kHz (–16 dB)
55 Hz–20 kHz (–10 dB)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
211 x 332 x 250 mm
(85/16˝ x 131/16˝ x 927/32˝)
Mass
2.8 kg (6.2 lb)
AMPLIFIER SECTION SC-AK33
Power output
10% Total harmonic distortion
70 Hz–120 Hz, both channels driven
(Low channel) 85 W per channel (6 Ω)
120 Hz–16 kHz, both channels driven
(High channel) 35 W per channel (6 Ω)
Total Bi-Amp power
120 W per channel
Power output
10% Total harmonic distortion
80 Hz, both channels driven
(Low channel) 90 W per channel (6 Ω)
1 kHz, both channels driven
(High channel) 40 W per channel (6 Ω)
Total Bi-Amp power
130 W per channel
Input sensitivity
AUX
250 mV
Input Impedance
AUX
13 kΩ
AMPLIFIER SECTION SC-AK22
Power output
10% Total harmonic distortion
70 Hz–16 kHz, both channels driven
60 W per channel (6 Ω)
Power output
10% Total harmonic distortion
1 kHz, both channels driven
70 W per channel (6 Ω)
Input sensitivity
AUX
250 mV
Input Impedance
AUX
13 kΩ
Reference
AMPLIFIER SECTION SC-AK12
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Power output
10% Total harmonic distortion
70 Hz–16 kHz, both channels driven
45 W per channel (6 Ω)
Power output
10% Total harmonic distortion
1 kHz, both channels driven
50 W per channel (6 Ω)
Input sensitivity
AUX
250 mV
Input Impedance
AUX
13 kΩ
AM TUNER SECTION
Frequency range
520 – 1710 kHz (10 kHz steps)
Sensitivity
S/N 20 dB (at 1000 kHz)
560 µV/m
CASSETTE DECK SECTION
Track system
4 track, 2 channel
Heads
Record/playback
Solid permalloy head
Erasure
Double gap ferrite head
Motor
DC servo motor
Recording system
AC bias 100 kHz
Erasing system
AC erase 100 kHz
Tape speed
4.8 cm/s
Frequency response
(+3 dB, –6 dB at DECK OUT)
NORMAL (TYPE I)
35 Hz – 14 kHz
(SC-AK44 only)
HIGH (TYPE II)
35 Hz – 14 kHz
S/N
50 dB (A weighted)
Wow and flutter
0.18% (WRMS)
Fast forward and rewind time
Approx. 120 seconds with
C-60 cassette tape
CD SECTION
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz
Decoding
16 bit linear
Beam source/wavelength
Semiconductor laser/780 nm
Number of channels
Stereo
Frequency response
20 Hz–20 kHz (+1, –2 dB)
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Digital filter
8 fs
D/A converter
MASH (1 bit DAC)
SPEAKER SECTION SB-AK44 SB-AK33
Type
3 way speaker system
Speaker(s)
Super Woofer
17 cm (63/4˝) cone type
Woofer
12 cm (43/4˝) cone type
Tweeter
6 cm (23/8˝) cone type
Impedance
HIGH
6Ω
LOW
6Ω
Input power
HIGH
60 W (Music)
LOW
140 W (Music)
Output sound pressure level
87 dB/W (1.0 m)
Cross over frequency
150 Hz, 5 kHz
Frequency range
45 Hz–22 kHz (–16 dB)
55 Hz–20 kHz (–10 dB)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
230 x 332 x 291 mm
(91/16˝ x 131/16˝ x 1115/32˝)
Mass
4.3 kg (9.5 lb)
SPEAKER SECTION SB-AK12
Type
2 way speaker system
Speaker(s)
Woofer
12 cm (43/4˝) cone type
Tweeter
6 cm (23/8˝) cone type
Impedance
6Ω
Input power
80 W (Music)
Output sound pressure level
85 dB/W (1.0 m)
Cross over frequency
5 kHz
Frequency range
45 Hz–22 kHz (–16 dB)
55 Hz–20 kHz (–10 dB)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
211 x 332 x 220 mm
(85/16˝ x 131/16˝ x 821/32˝)
Mass
2.5 kg (5.5 lb)
GENERAL
Power supply
Power consumption
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
(SC-AK44) 180 W
(SC-AK33) 165 W
(SC-AK22) 155 W
(SC-AK12) 130 W
Standby
0.29 W
Dimensions (WxHxD)
250 x 332 x 316 mm
(927/32˝ x 131/16˝ x 127/16˝)
Mass
(SC-AK44) 8.5 kg (18.7 lb)
(SC-AK33) 8.3 kg (18.3 lb)
(SC-AK22) 7.6 kg (16.8 lb)
(SC-AK12) 7.6 kg (16.8 lb)
Notes:
1. Specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Mass and dimensions are approximate.
2. Total harmonic distortion is measured by
the digital spectrum analyzer.
3. (For SB-AK44 and SB-AK33)
The labels “HIGH” and “LOW” on the rear of
the speakers refer to High frequency and
Low frequency.
Product Service
Do not attempt to remove the cover(s) or repair
the unit yourself.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Product information
For product service, product information or assistance with product operation, refer to the
servicenter directory.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics
Company, Division of Matsushita
Electric Corporation of America
Panasonic Sales Company,
Division of Matsushita Electric of
Puerto Rico, Inc. (“PSC”)
One Panasonic Way Secaucus,
New Jersey 07094
http://www.panasonic.com
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5
San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina,
Puerto Rico 00985
©2000 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Printed in Singapore
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 2T3
www.panasonic.ca
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